How do i prevent Itunes from launching when i press the play/pause buttton (F8)

Discussion in 'OS X' started by starchasing, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Im using Snow leopard and everytime i press the play/pause button Itunes is launched... this is cumbersome because i use Ecoute to listen to my music so i basic dont have a shortcut to pause my music.

    Does anyone know how to stop this behaviour?

    thanks
     
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    uaecasher

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    #2
    having same thing although i find it handy as i use iTunes what i know is when your using another app e.g quicktime the shortcuts are used to quicktime, maybe the app is not configured
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is that i press pause , Ecoute pauses , but itunes is launched
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. Im using Songbird for my music, and everytime I play/pause a song with the F8 key, Itunes is launching, found no way to deactivate this shortcut.

    Looking for some help if anyone found the solution.
     
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    charlesbronsen

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    I'm in the same boat since installing snow leopard:(
     
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  9. macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem, the only solution I came up with was to zip up itunes in the applications folder, this way it can't launch when you press the media keys but you can open it again to rip CDs.
     

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